The Icelandic Sagas by W. A. Craigie
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. W. A. Craigie's book The Icelandic Sagas was first published in 1913. It offers a critical examination of the origins, characteristics and types of sagas, while also considering the circumstances that fostered such an outpouring of literature in Iceland during the Middle Ages.